There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Vienna by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Brussels  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Vienna (VIE) BRU - VIE

$93 - $234

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Bus FlixBus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N136 / ...

$74 - $119

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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Vienna (VIE) CGN - VIE

$133 - $301

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice

$220 - $335

Train  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice

$209 - $319

Bus Turancar  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles Gare du Nord to Wien

$75 - $120

Drive  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Vienna 691.2 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Vienna is to bus which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 17 h.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Vienna is to fly which costs 75€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruxelles Gare du Nord and arriving at Wien. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 17 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Brusel Nord and arriving at Wien Hbf via Köln Hbf, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Vienna is 915 km. The road distance is 1105.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 11 h 6 min and costs 180€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Brussels to Vienna, including transfers.

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Brussels to Vienna bus services, operated by Turancar, depart from Bruxelles Gare du Nord station.

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Brussels to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Vienna is to fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs 75€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 290€ and takes 11 h 6 min, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 17 h.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 571.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Vienna, Austria?

Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Brussels to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Vienna via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 11 h 6 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Brussels to Vienna bus services, operated by Turancar, arrive at Wien station.

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Brussels to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Vienna is 1106 km. It takes approximately 10 h 4 min to drive from Brussels to Vienna.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 2051+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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